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 Post subject: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:00 pm 
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I spent over an hour today trying to find a headset spanner. The local bike/hardware shop had their own, but none for sale. Across to the mainland and Hellfrauds, where their computer informed me via a human that they had none in stock and no intention of ordering any. Thence to the LBS, which has a large rack of Park and Icetoolz for every application, but where my request was met with a glassy-eyed stare and mildly confused rebuttal.
I appreciate that every single bike company in the whole world now uses threadless, but it's not like I was asking for imperial cotter pins or a set of BSA stickers ffs :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:17 pm 
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They are always in tool kits though! Might not want to spend £35 on a lower quality set though..... (but you do get lots of free tools with them...)


http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_242558


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Thanks for the link - the annoying thing is, I already possess all the other tools I need. I've now bought one online, it's just annoyed me immensely that I've had to. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:41 pm 
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I'm still waiting for someone to bring out a multi-tool with a headset spanner on it :?


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Does Prince Philip fall into the category of "obsolete tool"?


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Just buy a normal spanner and grind it down.

Any excuse to get the angle grinder out.


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:03 pm 
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azaro wrote:
Does Prince Philip fall into the category of "obsolete tool"?


Yep, and I believe he's part of a set


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:23 am 
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makster wrote:
azaro wrote:
Does Prince Philip fall into the category of "obsolete tool"?


Yep, and I believe he's part of a set


God knows how many pieces in that set!


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:20 am 
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THey sell them at plumber's merchants. They fit taps apparently, both 1" steerer and 1 1/8 !


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 Post subject: Re: Obsolete tools
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:06 pm 
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makster wrote:
I'm still waiting for someone to bring out a multi-tool with a headset spanner on it :?

There used to be a headset spanner attachment for Cool Tools. It may still be available here.


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